China Manufacturing Grows Modestly--UPDATE 2

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--Factory activity in China improved in September, an early indicator showed Tuesday, providing a welcome sign as the world's second-largest economy struggles with a downturn. Economists and investors are looking to China to give the global economy a boost as ...

Singapore August CPI Inflation Rate Falls as Car Prices Dip

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Gaurav Raghuvanshi SINGAPORE--Singapore's consumer prices rose at a slower than expected pace in August, due to a fall in transport and housing costs. The consumer price index rose 0.9% year-on-year in August, compared with the median estimate for a ...

HSBC September Preliminary China Manufacturing PMI Rebounds

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose modestly in September following a notable slowdown in August, which may ease some concerns over the Chinese economy. The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of ...

Indophil Accepts Takeover Bid from Alsons Prime Investments

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

SYDNEY--Philippines-focused gold-and-copper miner Indophil Resources Ltd. (IRN.AU) said Tuesday it had agreed to accept a takeover bid from Alsons Prime Investments Corp. valuing it at 360.9 million Australian dollars (US$320.3 million). Alsons, which owns 20% of Indophil, offered A$0.30 for ...

European Stocks Fall on Eurozone Fears -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European shares fell Tuesday, rattled by the latest sign that the eurozone economy is stagnating. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 1.0% lower midmorning, deepening Monday's decline. The fall came after data firm Markit's monthly composite purchasing ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Dip On Mixed Bag Of Global Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures headed lower early Tuesday, as weak European data overshadowed better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing numbers, and as investors remained wary after stocks ended the prior session broadly lower. Futures for the Dow ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Shoved Lower On Weak Eurozone Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European equities fell Tuesday, slumping to session lows as investors grappled with a fresh round of data underscoring weakness in the eurozone. For Europe's largest economy, factory growth in Germany hit a 15-month ...

Britain's Budget Deficit Widens in August --Update

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Jon Sindreu and Jason Douglas LONDON--Britain's budget deficit widened in August compared with a year earlier, a sign the nation's economic recovery has yet to be felt in its public finances. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the ...

CURRENCIES: Euro Rises Vs. Dollar After Dour Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The euro advanced against U.S. dollar Tuesday, with the shared currency catching a break after a three-day run of losses, though a new round of eurozone economic data were largely discouraging. The euro ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Shoved Lower On Weak Eurozone Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European equities on Tuesday logged their sharpest selloff in more than two months, as investors grappled with a fresh round of data underscoring weakness in the eurozone. Factory growth in Germany, Europe's largest ...

Zambia's Vedanta Unit Closes Two Copper Plants Amid Power Supply Woes

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Nicholas Bariyo KAMPALA Uganda--The Zambian unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources PLC (VED.LN) has closed two copper plants due to the ongoing power supply restrictions imposed by the Copperbelt Energy Corp. over the weekend following a spat over tariffs, a ...

Crude Oil Prices Waver on Positive China Data, High Supplies

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Nicole Friedman And Cassie Werber NEW YORK--Oil prices held near multi-month lows Tuesday as traders weighed slightly more positive Chinese manufacturing data and an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East against ample global supplies. The China Purchasing ...

European Stocks Extend Decline After Weak French Economic Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European shares fell Tuesday, extending the previous day's pullback after the latest sign of weakness in France's economy overshadowed better news from China. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% lower in early trade, having fallen 0.5% ...

HSBC September Flash China PMI Rebounds

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose modestly in September following a notable slowdown in August, which may ease some concerns over the Chinese economy. The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of ...

French Business Sentiment Unchanged in September

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Inti Landauro PARIS--French business sentiment was flat in September as industrial business owners remained cautious about their activity in the coming months, official statistics agency Insee said Tuesday. The reading for the manufacturing sector was 96 in September. It ...

Subscribers: Japan Market Items Not Available Due to Holiday

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

Items about Japan's markets that are usually published on a regular schedule won't be published Tuesday due to a public holiday. The items will resume Wednesday. (END) Dow Jones Newswires September 22, 2014 19:49 ET (23:49 GMT) Copyright (c) 2014 ...

Correction to Asian Shares Story

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

"Asian Shares Mixed, Austrailia Gains -- Update," at 0432 GMT, misspelt Australia in the headline. (END) Dow Jones Newswires September 23, 2014 01:02 ET (05:02 GMT) Copyright (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

UK Budget Deficit Widens in August

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

LONDON--Britain's budget deficit widened in August compared with a year earlier, a sign the nation's economic recovery has yet to be felt in its public finances. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the U.K.'s budget deficit widened to 11.6 ...

EU Court Strikes Down Sanctions Against Journalist

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BRUSSELS--A top European Union court on Tuesday struck down travel and financial restrictions against a Belarusian television journalist in the latest setback for the bloc's sanctions regime. The EU adopted sanctions against Aliaksei Mikhalchanka, an anchor on public television channel ...

Russia Plans to Raise RUB10 billion in Local Bond Market-Finance Ministry

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

MOSCOW--Russia's finance ministry said Tuesday it will try to raise 10 billion rubles ($259 million) from the local bond market after a nine-week lull, the ministry said on its website. The ministry has had difficulty selling its domestically traded ruble-denominated ...